The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.75% 4.57% 3.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.75% 19.79% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
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£248 £88 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+182.85% -26.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £88 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £95 £144
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £13.37 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £18.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
163 96 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.91% 23.08% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 36 58
Average daily rate £325 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £88 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -22 3 - -
Banbury - 1 - - 1
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (26.92%) MS Office
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (15.38%) SCCM
7 4 (15.38%) DHCP
7 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
8 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.54%) DNS
8 3 (11.54%) SLA
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (7.69%) Android
9 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 2 (7.69%) Wireless
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) Citrix
9 2 (7.69%) Apple
10 1 (3.85%) Service Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Android
5 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) CAD
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Intergraph
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Infor